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John PAGE

Regimental number2135
Place of birthWalgett, New South Wales
SchoolUnknown
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationContractor
AddressGlengarry, Walgett, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Peter John Page, Glengarry, Walgett, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 7 March 1918

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWon Military Medal for devoted service on night of 4th-5th march 1918 during a raid on enemy trenches in the vicinity of Warneton, Belgium. He died at a Military Hospital in Sutton Veny, Wiltshire.
FateDied of disease 11 November 1918
Place of death or woundingWarneton, Belgium
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialSutton Veny (St. John) Churchyard (Plot 22, Row I, Grave No. I), Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
124
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Peter PAGE; husband of Elsie PAGE, 20 Winterbrook Road, Herne Hill, London, England
Medals

Military Medal

'For devoted service on night of 4th/5th March 1918 during raid on enemy trenches in vicinity of WARNETON. With his party he was temporarily held up by superior numbers of the enemy in the trench leading to his final objective, but by his personal courage and determined fighting he eventually cleared the way for the advance. His gallant efforts were of the highest value, and relieved a critical situation for his party.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 6293348

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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